The Machine

The Machine

DVD - 2014
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"Set in the near future and with the world plunged into another cold war; Britains Ministry of Defense is on the verge of developing a robotic soldier. This soldier, called The Machine, looks and sounds human, but has the strength, speed, and ruthlessness beyond that of any living person. The project is near completion when a bug in the programming, a side effect of it being too close to human coding, causes the prototype to destroy the lab and everyone in its path in spectacularly violent fashion. Undeterred by this setback, lead scientist Vincent McCarthy enlists the help of an artificial intelligence expert to help him harness the full potential of a truly conscious fighting machine."
Publisher: Eagle Entertainment, Australia [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD MACH
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 87 min.)


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Oct 06, 2017

Quite good. The robot girl does not go bad, as someone else remarked; rather she goes good. She is a sentient being and has a conscience, unlike most of the humans around her. The FX are very good, considering the filmmakers worked with a low budget. The person who wrote a comment in French, says he (she?) was unable to understand what the robots were saying. Well, they were speaking in electronically-distorted Farsi (Persian), so good luck with that!

Aug 08, 2017

. SyFy .
. Nice ' girl ' ' robot ' turns bad .

Jun 27, 2016

A generally effective mix of a surreal setting, emotional tension and hardcore tech/violence.
Caity Lotz rocks as the super android!

Aug 06, 2015

Je peux pas dire pour l'anglais, mais en français il vaut mieux écouter ce film dans un lieu silencieux car les voix robotiques sont difficiles à comprendre. Tant qu'à l'histoire, c'est bon pour distraire , mais pas du tout le genre de film a vouloir une suite.

rauble Jul 08, 2015

Low budget film done pretty well. Here the robot has a higher level of humanity and the people in charge. Interesting idea.

Gary Geiserman
May 21, 2015

Usually it’s the robot becoming human with consciousness as a bad idea (Terminator). Here, the humans (it’s done in a Brit military installation) are so inhuman we root for the machine. Let’s get one thing straight: this foul system we live in a la “The Matrix’ has one prime directive—that humans become like the system itself, a machine. This has always been the bane of humanity. Humanity courageously adventures into bold terrain, how to learn basic Goddess-like skills, namely, how to consciously create reality (in our self-made vr illusion). Settling for less is to succumb to machine-like behavior instead of ‘owning the emotions et al. >>> When trying to understand what’s going on, if one can’t see the central concept, EVERYTHING else shifts and becomes wrong. In this system’s logic-only this is critical. Agendas do 2 important things: they make you stupid, and then after you make mistakes they make you stupider. Science is a blind cult that shrinks one’s world greatly and is ego-arrogant with the assumed authority. Nothing is more arrogant than to think that a machine can ever be a being with a soul and spirit. Science will never even understand consciousness, which makes all further inquiries pointless. Consciousness is merely the gestalt one’s thoughts/feelings throw up to be an intermediary for ’consciously creating success in ‘reality’. Getting oneself re-programmed from this masculine domination isn’t that hard if the perspective can be seen. Btw, science’s tech is a joke; always toxic by-products, doesn’t get much done, and, of course, makes you more like a machine etc. Quoting Ginsberg, “I’ve seen the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness…”. Digital/internet is only good for ONE thing: putting all signal into one language, thus flexibility. EVERYTHING else about it is horrid. This concession to oneness is a clue, a miracle to learn from etc. To drive on fanatically to machine-world is a loser. Fortunately, all motivations are always initially good. Seeing mistakes we make is great feed-back. >>>>> Not a bad indie uk flick. Great fx for low budget. Writer/director Caradog James could go places.

KevinRyan May 04, 2015

A very good low budget film. If you watch the whole movie you will ask some interesting questions. The effects and female leads made this a good watch.

Mar 01, 2015

Better films on the subject of A.I. out there. This one not worth the time lost viewing it.

Happy_24 Feb 07, 2015

It's like a really bad 80's movie, synth music and all

kelvinb200 Nov 10, 2014

Found that there was too much violence for my tastes. Though, the plot and other aspects of the movie was thought provoking!!

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